2017-04-19 / Front Page

Take down! Fugitive caught in Sandusky

BY ERIC LEVINE
810-452-2689 • elevine@mihomepaper.com


Police Chief Brett Lester Police Chief Brett Lester A 24-year-old Flint man wanted nationwide for a kidnapping in Genesee County was arrested in Sandusky last week.

Steven James Bridges, one of two suspects in the alleged abduction and assault of a Flint Township man over a drug debt, had been hiding out in Sandusky where he has a relative, said Chief of Police Brett Lester.

Bridges and another Flint man allegedly committed the crimes on March 31.

“They kidnapped, bound and gagged, and left him for dead in a basement,” said Lester.

Bridges was taken to the ground and handcuffed by the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team, outside the building where he had been staying in a downstairs apartment, said Lester.

The building was under police surveillance when Bridges walked out the door around 9:30 p.m. on April 10.

The take-down occurred in the alley outside the building, on Lincoln Street, just east of the downtown business district.

“A major fugitive arrested in our little town,” said Lester.

Bridges was transported to Genesee County where he was arraigned the following day on charges of kidnapping, extortion, assault, felony firearms and probation violation.

Sandusky police and the Sanilac County Sheriff’s detective bureau and road patrol assisted in the apprehension.

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